Olney Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Olney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Olney in Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. The former is named in Old English as Ollaneg ‘island of a man called Olla’; the latter is from Old English ana ‘one’, ‘single’, ‘solitary’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, with later metathesis of -nl- to -ln-.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Onley, Iley, Dolney, Oxley, Corney, Olsen, Gosney, Alvey, Arney

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Olney Family Origin

Where is the Olney family from?

Olney Family Occupations

What did your Olney ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter joiner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Olney. 2% of Olney men worked as a Carpenter joiner and 51% of Olney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Olney were Bricklayer and Domestic Servant

View Census data for Olney | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter joiner
    2%
  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Bank Messenger
    1%
  • Bricklayer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    51%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Olney Historical Records

What Olney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Olney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Olney

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Olney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Olney immigration records

Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Olney. For the veterans among your Olney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Olney military records

You've only scratched the surface of Olney family history.

Olney Life Expectancy

What is the average Olney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Olney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Olney in 1944 was 24, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Olney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Olney ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Olney Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name